Summer is coming to an end, and I have just picked up the sweetest transitional dress from Zara. As Summer is running out, I have already found two separate opportunities to wear this gorgeous floral embroidered dress (back to back weekends!) where I can wear the dress with bare legs, and will hopefully get to wear it again with tights later in the year.
A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my mum’s birthday in the house with some of her friends and family. We all decided to get dolled up for the occasion so I wore my embroidered dress with my lace up heels, also from Zara. The details of the dress are so beautiful, that I didn’t need a lot of jewellery or accessories, as the dress really speaks for itself.
Celebrating the main woman’s birthday with my sisters Ria & Tara.
This dress is so comfortable, and ideal to wear for a dinner party and the loose shape allows me to eat as much as I want without worrying about the dress feeling tight. We had Camile cater and had plenty of cheese, cakes and snacks on top of that so I really tested this theory out, and I couldn’t have been more comfortable in this dress.
The following weekend (Saturday just gone) I was celebrating my birthday with a girly brunch and some afternoon drinks. I loved my dress so much that I wanted to wear it again, but this time slightly more casual. I always wear my leather biker jacket anyway, and this time I brought out my black ankle boots, which I have not see all Summer!
I kept my makeup kind of simple, I was still really caked, but didn’t go for a dramatic eye or lip.
I always rely on my Urban Decay All Nighter Spray to keep everything in place when I have a long day ahead.
The day was amazing, I went to The Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh for Bottomless Brunch with the girls, and then headed in to Pygmalion for a couple more drinks that evening. I had such a laugh with really good company. Bottomless brunch is great value, but I was dying the next day! I think next time I may just head home after the brunch avoid the extra couple of glasses of wine.
That is not the last time you will see this fabulous floral dress though, I do plan on packing it for Electric Picnic this weekend so you will probably see me running around Stradbally, this time with a pair of black Hunter welly boots and my green khaki parka!
Some people may think that is super cringe and the ultimate fashion faux pas to wear a statement piece 3 weeks in a row, but I am purposefully trying to embrace re-styling and and repeat wearing the same pieces, and doing so in ways that reflect my personal style.
For me I think fashion is about enjoying clothes and finding different ways to make pieces work for you with your wardrobe, different occasions and your personal style. I do not love the idea of buying a new outfit for a random Friday night and then selling it on Depop the Saturday, just so you have something new and trendy for instagram.
How do you feel about repeat wearing dresses? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time,